Vallourec Heat Exchanger Tubes will deliver through its joint venture Poongsan Valinox in South Korea, more than 2,800 km of tubes in 2015 for the Shoaiba desalination plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The tubes will be used at the expansion of the existing Shoaiba phase 2 seawater desalination plant of Saline Water Conversion Corporation. This plant supplying potable water to Jeddah, Makkah and Taif is strategic for the country. The new unit is a multi-effect distillation-type desalination plant that will have a daily capacity of 91,200 cubic meters.
Vallourec Heat Exchanger Tubes has long experience in supplying titanium tubes for desalination applications with more than 25,000 km of tubes produced, including tubes for the biggest recent desalination projects, such as Ras Al Khair, Yanbu 3 and Ras Abou Fontas.